Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sprint's 4G is not "true" 4G

I was all excited about Sprint deploying the first 4G network, considering I've been with Sprint for over 10 years (nextel->sprint). After further research, I discovered Sprint was lying.

Why does Sprint claim to have a 4G network when it's technically nothing more than a faster 3G network? Sprint is using false advertising to mislead buyers. According to the ITU, not a single carrier in the US currently meets the global standard for an accepted 4G network.
To break it down simply (the 4G standard is actually VERY complicated).

True 4G must provide 100 Mbps peak (high)

Sprint's made up "4G" provides 10 Mbps peak (high)

The difference between Sprint's "4G" and TRUE 4G is 900%!

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